About us


Nonviolent Radical Party, transnational and transparty is an association of citizens, parliamentarians and members of government of various national and political backgrounds who intend to achieve, through nonviolent Gandhian methods, a number of concrete objectives aimed at creating an effective body of international law with respect for individuals and the affirmation of democracy and freedom throughout the world

 

Marco Pannella

WHAT WE WANT...

"The ideal would be the creation of a political organization capable of permitting in dozens of Parliaments - on the same day, at the same hour, and with the same laws and convergent large-scale nonviolent campaigns in different countries - the discussion and approval of laws fundamental to the life of our planet and to the freedom and rights of all." Marco Pannella

WHAT WE THINK...

All of the world's political problems - whether they be economic, military, environmental, demographic, or legal - have an increasingly international dimension which cannot be dealt with and resolved by using the traditional means employed by individual nations.

Politics, on the contrary, lacks any democratic transnational institutions and instruments of law, government, or international initiative. In the same sense, transnational parties capable of organizing and promoting initiatives and proposals do not exist to overcome the confines of territories and national political institutions.

: The symbol of the Radical Party is a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi constructed from the words "Radical Party" written in over 50 languages.Radical Party's Symbol:
The symbol of the Radical Party
is a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi
constructed from the words
"Radical Party" written
in over 50 languages.
The Transnational Radical Party is a collective project and a political reality: the project of creating an international policy on law, rights and liberties, and of democratic politics to change the instruments of political "progress" which have allowed economic and civil development in parts of the world but which continue to deprive the majority of citizens and peoples of their rights, without this becoming a problem or priority of international political organizations. It is the reality of an organized power, operating on the international stage and recognized by the United Nations as an NGO(a status that has never before been granted to a political organization), and capable of promoting a series of objectives that represent, also symbolically, the urgency and necessity of a real "democratic internationalism."

The Transnational Radical Party does not identify international politics as as a place for the mediation of national interests or priorities, which reproduces the internal borders of states, but identifies this international arena instead as an instrument for responding to the problems posed by the weaknesses and shortcomings of national politics. In 1988, the Transnational Radical Party decided to become a transnational political force spanning allegiances to political parties and renouncing to become, as it had for a decade of its history, a competitor in electoral politics and instead present, with the appropriate effect, in both the Italian and European Parliaments.

 


We don't "play politics", as that is commonly understood. We struggle. We fight for basic human rights: some people continue to call them 'droits de l'homme', but they are also and especially the rights of women, denied in many parts of the world, and always threatened, everywhere. We have fought for Afghani women, the victims of Taliban fanatacism; with Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma and Shirin Ebadi in Iran; against the vicious application of Sharia in countries ruled by islamic extremists; against the brutality of FGM in Africa. This is us: with our scarce resources, but with the strength of our ideas. Emma Bonino

It decided to organize the activities of those in various political parties who sought the achievement of goals essential to the "liberty and rights of all." In the ten years since this shift, the Transnational Radical Party's project remains unchanged. Since then the difficulties obstructing the realization of those objectives have become greater, thus giving us more reason to trust in the necessity and urgency of our project.